Walk-ins are welcome. Hope to see you there! 

Safe Spaces

Door of Hope Ministries 2018 Spring Banquet

Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 Hwy 96 W, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please join hundreds of our friends and supporters who have seen - or want to see - God's healing for those affected by trauma and abuse. 

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Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
--Jesus in Mark 6:50b

A Night of Celebration

The evening will include a delicious three-course dinner by a 2018 Diner's Choice winner Atlas Grill, statistics and stories, and an overview and celebration of where we've been, and where God is leading. We have set a goal to raise $75,000. 

We are delighted to announce that our special guests will include:

 Emcee: Silvia Ontaneda

Emcee: Silvia Ontaneda

mistress of ceremonies: silvia ontaneda

Silvia Ontaneda is the Founder of the Center for Women in Leadership and Diplomacy, an organization focused on empowering women in leadership through the practice of citizen diplomacy, its values and principles.

Her role as a career diplomat at the Ecuadorian Foreign Service has been widely recognized due to the innovative educational, legal and health services she implemented for the Ecuadorian and immigrant communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, and for her leadership in implementing projects/bilateral agreements focused on bridging the gap between the Midwest and countries in South America, to promote multilateral cultural, academic, foreign trade and investments among the Regions. In 2016, Silvia retired from the Foreign Service, after 25 years in the field, to pursue her passion of helping women succeed in achieving their goals and follow their dreams.

Silvia is an International Law and Arbitration Attorney and holds a Master of Law (LLM)  from the University of Minnesota Law School.

 Harpest: Stephanie Claussen. Photo Credit: Brian Bossany

Harpest: Stephanie Claussen. Photo Credit: Brian Bossany

Music by stephanie claussen

Stephanie Claussen has been specializing in Early and Renaissance harp music for over fourteen years. After studying harp for eleven years with Twin Cities professional harpist Cathy Victorsen, Stephanie received her Bachelors of Music in performance at the University of Minnesota under the instruction of Kathy Kienzle, principal harpist of the Minnesota Orchestra. 
In January 2014 she was awarded a Minnesota Arts Tour Grant to give a five-part concert and teaching series across Minnesota. 
Her diverse repertoire encompasses classical, folk, pop, sacred and Early music. 

I would like to thank Stephanie Claussen for the wonderful harp concert on Sunday afternoon. What a delight that was for Hillsboro. People are still talking about the beautiful music. —The Hillsboro Banner

More about Stephanie at stephanieclaussen.com


special moments from OUr 2017 banquet


dinner by Award-winning Atlas Grill* includes:

ATlas Salad

Organic Greens with Blue Cheese, Red Onion and Walnut
Tossed with a Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing
Atlas Bread with Sweet Butter

Main course options

Atlas Chicken

Banquet 2018 Chicken

A Boneless Breast of Chicken, Lightly Breaded
Sautéed in a Cream Sauce
Served over Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Topped with Asparagus



Beef Koubideh

Banquet 2018 Beef

A Kabob of Chopped Sirloin, Tenderly Cooked
Served with Vegetables
Saffron Basmati Rice




Vegetarian Platter

Vegetable Medley
Roasted Eggplant Puree
Saffron Basmati Rice
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Children's Meal (Ages 12 and under, please)

Macaroni and Cheese


Dessert Choices on your table

Chocolate Mousse Torte

If you or your guest has dietary restrictions, please note the restriction(s) on the registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Walk-ins are Welcome!


Adults $40
Children ( ages 12 and under) Free

Please join us! 

PS If you can't attend, please donate now to help us meet our $75,000 fundraising goal. Thank you!

Questions? please contact Banquet Chair, Renee Volk, at renee@doorofhopeministries.org or 763-767-2150. 

PS So hope you'll be joining us for this remarkable evening! We cannot wait to show you in person how God is working in the lives of those we serve!

* Atlas Grill is a 2018 Diner's Choice Award Winner